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Velvet Ant Swarm

A moving carpet of big, red ants with black heads sweeps towards you.

Velvet Ant Swarm CR 3

XP 800
N Diminutive vermin (swarm)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +4 size)
hp 27 (5d8+5)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1
Immune mind-affecting effects, weapon damage, swarm traits, vermin traits
Weaknesses swarm traits


Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 13)


Velvet ants are generally inoffensive. Most encounters are with a swarm moving from one location to another, and most attacks happen when a careless individual wanders into the swarm. Male velvet ants are completely harmless. Females compose any swarm encountered and they attack with a painful sting.


Str 1, Dex 16, Con 13, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 4
Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD
Skills Climb +11


Poison (Ex)

Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/ round for 4 rounds; effect 1 Dexterity damage; cure 1 save.

The save DC is Constitution-based.